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"Keep it Made in America" Town Hall Meeting Set for Tomorrow in Wausau, Wis.

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With the U.S midterm election next week and all polls showing the economy and jobs topping the list of voter concerns, the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) will hold its final "Keep it Made in America" Town Hall meeting tomorrow, October 29, at the Stoney Creek Inn in Wausau, Wis., beginning at 5:00 p.m. The non-partisan group has been conducting the 10-state tour since October 4.

The Wausau event will include a panel of local and regional leaders in manufacturing, including:

  • Dr. Gerry Ring, professor and chair of the Paper Science and Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
  • Mike Roemerman, NewPage human resource director
  • Phil Neuenfeldt, Wisconsin AFL-CIO president
  • Andy Gussert, Citizens Trade Campaign director.

The Wausau Town Hall meeting will focus on:

  • The need to create good jobs for the 21st Century
  • The importance of fighting for manufacturing as the key to any economic recovery
  • Leveling the playing field for American workers and businesses in the global marketplace.

AAM notes that next year, economic forecasters predict America will lose its No.1 global ranking in manufacturing for the first time in 110 years, with China projected to pass the U.S. in total manufacturing. American manufacturing has already suffered its worst decade on record with more than 5 million jobs lost, skyrocketing trade deficits with China, 50,000 shuttered factories, and a drop in output, AAM stresses, adding that "our leaders in Washington need to understand that without manufacturing, there can be no economic recovery."

The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. There will be a free fish fry and a limited quantity of American-made tee shirts and buttons will be given away, as well as books on how America can revitalize manufacturing. Contact Meghan McKeefry for more information: 202-316-6386, or mmckeefry@aamfg.org. More information is also available online.